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A frog's life is food for thought

...lications for human survival. "Human survivors of starvation can endure the horrific and often fatal effects of re-feeding after starvation, including massive diarrhoea and gastric ulcers," she said. "Science still understands very little about why that occurs and what can be done about it." Ms Cramp said sc...

War on terror meets war on cancer

...hen it means that the individual is basically in a starvation state, living off of their stored proteins." Finding Hidden but Aggressive Cancers The difference in isotope ratios in water inside and outside a cancer cell "could be useful in developing a test to assess the metabolic rate of a tumor ?how fast...

Some good news for the world's poor

...d yield improvement not only helped millions avoid starvation but also saved thousands of hectares of fragile natural habitats from falling under the plow to create new rice fields. That IRRI research team, led by senior economist Dr. Mahabub Hossain, also found that the total annual gains from the adoption o...

Odd energy mechanism in bacteria analyzed

...stem to provide energy to the cells when they face starvation in the open ocean, which often has very limited nutrients. "It's exciting to learn more about another form of photochemistry that does not use chlorophyll", said Stephen Giovannoni, a professor of microbiology at OSU. "This proteorhodopsin gene, how...

UCLA paper examines how one disease may prevent another

...diet rich in fat and low in carbohydrates mimicked starvation by causing ketonemia and also controlled seizures....sistant to medication. During the 1994 winter of starvation when bread supplies to the children's hospital were interrupted at The Hague, young patients with ce...

Scientists find genes involved in the battle between Hessian flies and wheat

... wheat plants," Shukle said. "This stress includes starvation when they can't establish a feeding site. The larvae also are under stress from toxic molecules, including poisonous oxygen compounds." Researchers know little about the biochemical mechanisms involved when larvae - the early stages of the gnat-si...

Researchers demonstrate way to control tree height

...real yields have been credited with preventing the starvation of millions. ...

Hormone helps mice 'hibernate,' survive starvation

... and other conditions.” Mammals on the brink of starvation normally shift their main fuel source from carbohy...ular cues and cellular interactions at play during starvation and fasting. They focused on a nuclear receptor – a protein that turns genes on and off in the bo...

CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'

..., the animal usually dies within a few months from starvation and the breakdown of body functions. The integrated research team at AAHL will use a variety of techniques including microscopy, microarrays and a range of molecular techniques to search for infectious agents, markers for disease and to determine...

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